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The CORE‐OM and CORE‐OM (SV) in secure settings: a template analysis of the experiences of male patients and their staff

Tina Perry (Based at the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK)
Michael Barkham (Based at the Centre for Psychological Services Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Chris Evans (Based at the Nottinghamshire NHS Trust and Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK)

The Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 2050-8794

Article publication date: 8 February 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to establish staff and patient opinions on the acceptability, feasibility, and utility of using the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluations – Outcome Measure (CORE‐OM) in secure hospitals.

Design/methodology/approach

Patients and nurses (male patients and their key workers) from high, medium and low secure hospitals participated in semi‐structured interviews after completing CORE‐OM or CORE‐OM (SV).

Findings

Template themes were acceptability, feasibility, relevance, suitability, changes to treatment, and understanding. Findings suggest that the CORE‐OM is acceptable and potentially useful in secure settings.

Practical implications

This paper suggests that the CORE‐OM is acceptable to patients and staff in secure settings and appears to be a feasible measure for such settings. Further research and accumulation of a referential database of item scores is needed for PROMS, including the CORE‐OM, to be fully useful in secure settings.

Originality/value

This paper will be of use to clinicians working with forensic mental health settings. It is one of only two papers which investigate the use of the CORE‐OM in forensic settings.

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Citation

Perry, T., Barkham, M. and Evans, C. (2013), "The CORE‐OM and CORE‐OM (SV) in secure settings: a template analysis of the experiences of male patients and their staff", The Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 32-43. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636641311299068

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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